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Icelandic insular romance: replication, reflection, and networks of narrative and meaning

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Critical study of Icelandic insular romances has been limited due to assumptions of poor literary quality and a lack of editions. This thesis constructs a corpus of Icelandic insular riddarasögur from thirty-four texts and explores the ways in which meaning is interwoven into their seemingly simple narratives through widespread repetitions and connections. The study introduces the concepts of “replication” (overt linking of two distinct elements) and “reflection” (the implications of such ...

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University of Oxford
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HUMS
Department:
English Faculty
Oxford college:
Lady Margaret Hall
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AHRC Doctoral Training Partnership Studentship
Type of award:
DPhil
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Doctoral
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University of Oxford
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English
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2020-10-06

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